Cheap Flights from Los Angeles International to Cancun
Flight information Los Angeles International to Cancun
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Average flight time, total distance 2119 miles
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Flying from Los Angeles to Cancun? This flight route will take you from the purple mountains and beautiful beaches of L.A. to the blue waters and dazzling seaside vistas of Cancun, Mexico. Whatever brings you to this popular vacation area, these tips from Skyscanner will make sure that your journey starts off with ease, so you arrive ready to kick back, relax, and soak up the sun in Cancun.
Flight Route Options
Non-stop flights from Los Angeles to Cancun are carried by United, Delta, Aeromexico and Dynamic Airways. The flight lasts for around 4 hours and 45 minutes, but many airline carriers do not provide meal service or free checked baggage on flights that don’t go overseas, so make sure to check with your airline in advance. Skyscanner’s airline information pages are a quick way to find all the essentials on your airline, so why not check out your options before you book.
Getting to LAX
L.A. is famous for its sprawling highways, so if you’re driving to the airport, you’ll have plenty of short-and long-term parking options to accommodate you. If you’d rather sit back and let someone else take the driver’s seat, public transportation to the airport includes the FlyAway Buses, public buses, and light rail. Scheduled buses including Shuttle One even run services directly to the airport from popular tourist destinations, including Disneyland, making it easy to catch a few more sights before you depart. If you’re passing time in Newhall, Palmdale or Lancaster in the Antelope Valley, the Central Coast Shuttle can also bring you to the airport, so check out your options on Skyscanner’s information page for LAX airport, or the airport’s website.
Immigration and Security
Although US citizens do not need a visa to travel to Mexico as tourists, you will need to show your passport at the border, so make sure to bring it with you. You will also be asked to complete an immigration form when you land in Cancun – usually these will be supplied for you by your
airline as your flight nears its destination, although they will also be available upon your arrival at the airport. For the latest information and detailed notes on traveling to Mexico, please check out the government’s information on travel.
In the airport, you might be pulled aside for a random luggage search. Customs has a “traffic light” system in which a red light will indicate if you’ve been selected. It’s entirely random, so nothing to be concerned about, but always good to keep in mind as you’re packing.
Landing in Cancun
Cancun is such a popular vacation destination that the airports arrival area often has an abundance of time-share representatives ready to present you with house and vacation packages as soon as you land. The best thing to do, unless you want to be roped into a long conversation, is to avoid eye contact so you can get on with your own trip!
Getting to your final stop from Cancun airport isn’t difficult. Buses are recommended as the most straightforward and cost-effective way of getting to the hotel zone, and you can avoid the trouble of negotiating with taxi drivers. If you do take a taxi, make sure to settle on a rate with your driver before you set off. You can also rent a car and take the roads at your own pace, but if you do, make sure the car is in good working condition, with all the lights in tact before you set off. This is because police often target tourists for road fines, especially in busy vacation periods, so you’ll want to brush up on Mexico’s road rules before you go! Happily, Skyscanner’s car rental price checker makes selecting the best deal for a car easy, so you can get your ride taken care of before you even leave!
So many tourists come to Cancun each year that some merchants in the city accept US dollars as currency. However, pesos are the actual currency used in Mexico, so you’ll definitely want to have some on hand for tips, taxis, and purchase of small items. This is particularly important if you’re venturing away from the resort area, as it’s less likely that people will accept American dollars there. If you need to use an ATM, it’s best to use those located inside banks and hotels, as the ATMs at other locations such as gas stations and stores often charge high fees, or
in worst case scenarios, have been tampered with, putting you at risk of identity theft.
Cancun is in the Eastern Time Zone, so is four hours ahead of Los Angeles. While Cancun’s climate is hot and humid, buildings are often heavily air conditioned, so if you aren’t planning to spend the entire time at the beach, you may want to bring along a light jacket for indoors.
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